Memory Box

Memory Box
Director
Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Country
France, Lebanon, Canada
Year
2021
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Gaëlle Macé
Cast
Manal Issa, Isabelle Zighondi, Rim Turkhi
Production
Abbout Productions, Ginger Beirut Production, Haut et Court, micro_scope
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Storyline

The lives of three women are connected by a box containing their diaries, photographs and audio tapes.

Maia, a single mother, lives in Montreal with her teenage daughter, Alex. On Christmas Eve, they receive an unexpected delivery: notebooks, tapes, and photos Maia sent to her best friend from 1980’s Beirut. Maia refuses to open the box or confront its memories, but Alex secretly begins diving into it. Between fantasy and reality, Alex enters the world of her mother’s tumultuous, passionate adolescence during the Lebanese civil war, unlocking mysteries of a hidden past.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Berlin International Film Festival 2021
Competition